The Fourth Circuit this morning joined a growing list of courts that have issued public advisories and instructions regarding operations during this unprecedented time. This includes the closing of the Powell Courthouse in Richmond to the public. Oral arguments that were set to take place during this week’s argument session and the April 7 argument session might be rescheduled, heard through remote means, or submitted on the briefs, depending on the decision and direction of the assigned panel. It will be interesting to see if the Court might briefly suspend its rule requiring published opinions to have had argument (LR 36(a)) and allow cases submitted on the briefs to be published. To see the advisory, click here.